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Does it seem like a year ago our lives (or most of ours) turned so UPSIDE DOWN!!??? I went thru as did many a LOT of changes. I'm a very sociable person. I went from congregation meetings at least 2 times a week (Plus volunteer time thru the week) to suddenly ZOOM in which we can't hug. To not seeing many who've known me since I was a teen, an EON ago!!

From having a very active life to suddenly only seeing 4 people on any type of basis which is now down to 1. I was a foster grandmother for a 2nd grade classroom (Aww miss those kids!).

There were money changes, but I have to admit that I'm probably one of the few who gained in this aspect not lost. Only because I went back to work for the grocery store, add in COVID pay plus what I earn hourly and I do quite well. Sounds weird, but it's a store that truly values us. Very much so.

During this year I've also been diagnosed with SIBO (Small intestines bacterial infection) as well as congestive heart failure. I DO MISS having my friends, family being able to hug me, and me them!! I'm FAR from a lone!! SO MANY of us do.

Yet, I'm surrounded in a different way and hopefully we are all are, with those we get to reach out be it a text, phone call, cards, etc,,, and I have ZERO Doubt I'm so fortunate in how many I have in my life. It's full.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 207,644

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My Program:
Exercise 60 to 90 mins a day during the 2021 Winter 5% Challenge with the weekends to 120mins a day to help the SUD ---DAWGGIE Team out!! WOOHOOO GOOOOO DAWGGIES!!

Stay in my calorie range using SPARKS guidelines, which I've reset.

Watch my sodium level at 2000 max.

Remembering my weight may go up for a few days, but it'll go back down again. NO NEED to throw a spoon into ice cream! LOL I ADORE ICE CREAM!!

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I have the CUTEST little GGS and he like all kids needs his great grandma!! I tell my GD "I am THE GREATEST GREAT GRANDMA!" She ROLLS HER EYES (I'd like to think she learned this from me!! I TOO Excelled as a younger person though she's not as young now) but I see the GRIN she's TRYING TO HIDE! LOL

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    Diane, it sounds as if your Mom was a very wise woman. She must have been very young when she passed. So sad that we have to say good-bye when we yearn to spend more time with them. I think it was Rusty who commented that "sweet memories make for a happy heart." I certainly feel that way and I hope you do, too.
    10 hours ago
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    Thanks for your "pep talk" comments on my Spark page. I do like being on the Spirited Under Dawgs team (even though I don't have any pets emoticon ). It is the kind of balance I was looking for. One of the teams I have been on was super-competitive. I almost felt like I was being pressured to "cheat" in my reporting (I'm sure it wasn't their intention, but sometimes that was like it came across).

    On the other hand, another team I was on was so slow in reporting things, I kind of felt like people didn't care (again, not saying that they intended this, just how I felt).

    I think the Dawgs is the mid-point between the two--encouraging us, but not "pressuring" us.

    So, thanks for all your efforts (and all of those in the leadership and support of the team).
    2 days ago
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    4 days ago
    “What day is it?” asked Pooh.
    “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
    “My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

    ― A.A. Milne

    Happy Tuesday!

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    5 days ago
    Hope you are on your way to a healthy heart! Best wishes!!
    6 days ago
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